AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MIGUEL ANGEL CONTRERAS, PhD, CPP, CFE
Miguel Angel Contreras is the founder and president of CONTRERAS ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL. Dr. Contreras is a renowned leader with a firm commitment to diverse ethnic communities worldwide. He is recognized for his work ethics in the areas of leadership, civil rights advocate, social ethics, reform, and reconciliation. A noted criminal justice, law enforcement, security management, and community leader for more than 25 years, his expertise and extensive background in these subject areas have resulted in his being called for consultation with various organizations on issues dealing with law enforcement, security management, immigration issues, society, and social justice.
Dr. Contreras, for 30 years served with distinction as a Supervisory Criminal Investigator and as a journeyman criminal investigator with Federal Law Enforcement Agencies, such as the US Department of Homeland Security’s Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, US Customs Service’s Offices of Investigations and Internal Affairs, US Drug Enforcement Administration, US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco & Firearms, US Immigration & Naturalization Service, and US Defense Investigative Service. Dr. Contreras honorably retired from federal law enforcement service in 2006.
He has lectured foreign national federal police personnel on national security issues, and has traveled to several countries as a Federal law enforcement official.He is a Certified Protection Professional (CPP), designation granted by the American Society for Industrial Security, www.asisonline.org a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), designation granted by the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, www.acfe.com a Diplomate of the American Board of Law Enforcement Experts (DABLEE), designation granted by the American College of Forensic Examiners, www.acfei.com and Certified Security Supervisor (CSS) and Certified Protection Officer (CPO), designations granted by the International Foundation for Protection Officers, www.ifpo.org.
A consummate no-nonsense law enforcement and security management expert, is a driving-force of numerous coalitions across ideological, cultural and social spectrum, he has served on numerous local, regional and national boards assisting communities.
Dr. Contreras received his Associate Applied of Science degree and Associate in Business at Arizona Western College, and Lansing Community College, respectively, and a Bachelor’s of Art degree in Criminal Justice Administration at Michigan State University.
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